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Post  sanderson on 9/18/2013, 12:25 am

My new compost has quite a lot of live soldier fly larvae. I need to make some more MM and I am hesitant to use the new compost. Have any of you experienced gardeners used new compost with these larvae? What were the results? Thank you
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Re: Solier fly larvae in new compost

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Post  sanderson on 9/18/2013, 2:52 am

Hi batmap,  Thanks for replying.  I have followed the link you posted.  However, this is ready to use compost and I'm hesitant to make new MM with it.  Last thing I want is to raise BSF and have the new flies return to the boxes to raise the next generation.
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Re: Solier fly larvae in new compost

Post  llama momma on 9/18/2013, 2:54 am

This should be what you are looking for.  After I read it, I'd have no problem using the compost in Mels mix
 http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/big-maggots-your-compost-theyre-soldier-fly-larvae
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Re: Solier fly larvae in new compost

Post  sanderson on 9/18/2013, 3:49 am

LL, Thanks for the link. At least they don't transmit disease.
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Re: Solier fly larvae in new compost

Post  llama momma on 9/18/2013, 10:51 am

Your welcome, I liked the last line too that claims the bs flies may also add beneficial bacteria to the compost.
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Re: Solier fly larvae in new compost

Post  martha on 9/18/2013, 7:48 pm

Great article, Camp!
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